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Obituary: Martin S. Bourg, Ph.D.- HPE Faculty & Interim Men’s Tennis Coach – Oct. 4, 1992

Dr. Martin S. Bourg, Ph.D.


Funeral services will be held Tuesday at a 8:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in the St. Mary Catholic Church for Dr. Martin S. Bourg, Ph.D., age 50, who died Sunday, Oct. 4, 1992, at 10:20 a.m. at his residence in Lafayette. Interment will be in the Fountain Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Monsignor Robert C. Angelle, Pastor, St. Mary Catholk Church, will be the Celebrant of the Funeral Mass and will conduct the Services.

Survivors include: his wife, the former Claire Naquin of Lafayette; two daughters, Gretchin E. Bourg of Virginia Beach, Va. and Stefanie E. Andrepont of Monroe; one son, M. Scott Bourg Jr., of Lafayette; one grandchild, Shelbi Ann Bourg; and one brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A native of Lockport and a resident of Lafayette since 1973, Dr. Bourg was the son of the late Edwin W. Bourg and the former Edna Martin, both Lockport natives. Dr. Bourg received his B.S. from U.S.L., M.Ed, from the University of Southern Mississippi and his Ph.D. from Florida State University. At the time of his death, he was associate professor of Health and Physical Education at U.S.L.

Dr. Bourg’s university service included advisor and coordinator of several programs at U.S.L. including being a member of the Faculty Senate and Alumni Homecoming Committee. Dr. Bourg also served on numerous departmental, College of Education and University committees. His professional organizations included Louisiana Assoc. of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance where he was President from 1982-83 and held six other major offices. He was their 1986 Honor Award recipient. Dr. Bourg was also a member of the southern district of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Louisiana Association of Higher Education; Phi Epsilon Kappa; Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society; United States and Louisiana Tennis Assoc.; and Louisiana Teachers Assoc.

Dr. Bourg had publications published in national journals and in over two dozen state journals and has made over 30 presentations at local, state and district meetings. A dedicated member to our community, Dr. Bourg was a member of various organizations which included Louisiana and Lafayette American Heart Association; Heart Association Board of Directors; Heart Festival Committee; State Jump Rope for Heart Task Force and area JRfH Coordinator and was honored on three occasions by the American Heart Assoc. for outstanding contributions for the fight against heart disease.

He was a leader in Webelos, Cub and Boy Scouts; volunteer for Special Olympics; charter member of U.S.L. Civitan Club and was a member of the St. Mary Catholic Community where he coordinated family tennis events. Dr. Bourg was a member of the Curriculum Revisions Committee for local school systems and State Dept. of Education.

He was active in directing tennis tournaments in our city and was a member of the United States Tennis Assoc. and was on the board of directors of Acadiana Tennis League.

A Rosary will be recited today at 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Visiting hours will be observed today at the funeral home from 3-9 p.m.; and on Tuesday at the St. Mary Catholic Church from 7 a.m. until time of Services.

Memorial contributions in Dr. Bourg’s name may be made to the Marty Bourg Memorial Fund, co Dr. Ed Dugas, U.S.L., P.O. Box 43755, Lafayette, La. 70504.

Pallbearers are Gene Lognion, Ed Dugas, Jeff Chappell, Bill Col-bills, Robert Trahan, and Charlie Thibodeaux. Martin and Castille Funeral Home, Inc., of Lafayette is in charge of arrangements.  Cindy P. Landry | Micro Information Systems Specialist 1
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